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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
A healthy start in childhood lays the foundation for a fulfilled adult life.
It is important that parents, carers and children are aware of the health risks to young people and do their best to minimise them. Risks include obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, cancer and sexually transmitted infections.
NHS Direct Wales: 0845 4647
The NHS Direct Wales website contains a wide range of health information including:
- details of dentists, pharmacies, sexual health clinics and support groups in your area
- an A-Z encyclopedia of health.
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Many children experiment with smoking, believing that they will be able to stop when they want to. But smoking is highly addictive and many find themselves unable to give up.
Smokers who wish to quit can contact Stop Smoking Wales for free and friendly help. Call 0800 085 2219 or visit the Stop Smoking Wales website.
Alcohol and drug abuse
Misusing drugs can lead to physical dependency (withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it) or psychological dependency (you take it to make yourself feel good).
dan247 is a free and bilingual telephone drugs helpline and website providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol. Call 0800 6 33 55 88 or visit the dan247 website.
Call the sexual health information line on 0800 567 123 for information and advice on:
- emergency contraception
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- pregnancy testing
- where to find your nearest Sexual Health Service.